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Odisha: COVID recoveries inch close to 99%

One fresh fatality took the death toll to 8,423 while the Test Positivity Rate (TPR) at 0.20% continued to remain below 1% for the past one-and-a-half month.

SNS | Bhubaneshwar |

The COVID-19 cases in the coastal State decreased substantially by around 45% in the last 24 hours as 105 fresh infections were detected from 15 districts, pushing the cumulative tally to 10,50,354, the health authorities said on Monday.

One fresh fatality took the death toll to 8,423 while the Test Positivity Rate (TPR) at 0.20% continued to remain below 1% for the past one-and-a-half month.

Of the new infectees, 19 were children. The rate of infection of children and adolescents in the age group of 0 to 18 years now is 18% against the previous day’s 15 per cent.

As many as 9 districts- Nuapada (1), Gajapati (2), Koraput and Malkangiri (4 each), Kandhamal and Nabarangpur (7), Kalahandi and Deogarh (8 each) and Rayagada (9)- with single digit cases are on the verge of becoming Covid-free zones.

The Khordha district reported the highest number of daily cases at 48. The district accounted for almost 46 per cent of the new infections while 15 out of 30 districts did not report any new cases in the last 24 hours.

The state currently has 2,205 active COVID-19 cases while 10,39,673 patients including 212 on Sunday recovering from the disease.

As 105 samples gave positive results out of 50,267 samples tested on Sunday, the Test Positivity Rate (TPR) stood at 0.20 per cent as against the previous day’s 0.31%.

The state’s positivity rate also stands at 4.37 per cent while more than 2.40 crore samples have been clinically tested so far since the detection of COVID-19 in March 2020 in the State.

The State’s recovery rate currently stands at 98.98% while active cases account for 0.20% of total positive cases registered in the State.

The State’s share is 3.06% in the country’s confirmed virus caseload while the active cases are 1.44% of India’s total active cases. The number of cured patients accounts for 3.09% of the country’s total recovery. Odisha has so far reported 1.84% of the country’s Coronavirus deaths.

The States health authorities have so far administered 4,44,69,584 COVID-19 vaccine doses while 1,64,05,345 people out of 3.09 crore eligible adult population are fully vaccinated. Over 53% of the eligible population has so far received both doses of vaccine.